Category: bookmaking

Blue books – finished!

I finished these little woven spine books which have been languishing in a bag in my studio since the middle of May. Why now? Immobilized with back pain. Today was much better than yesterday....

Talisman book

I stitched my four winds books into a dyed and embroidered cloth cover. The cover was made from an old damask napkin, folded in half. The pages were attached with a three-hole pamphlet stitch....

Little blue books

This is a work in progress. A long road. Step 1 happened months ago when I cut a batch of these mostly blue section covers, but never used them. I found the batch recently...

Four Winds books – dyed and dried

I love how these booklets turned out. I gave the books a dip in an iron-vinegar solution before dyeing (India Flint’s “magic potion”). Some fabric scraps turned very dark immediately and I was concerned...

Diagonal pocket book

I made these from stash paper. This was the April challenge from my Facebook Group, Crafting Handmade Books. Instructions: structure #23, The Diagonal Pocket on page 116 of The Art of the Fold, by...

Four Winds Books in progress

I’ve stitched and folded 15 little books for India Flint’s School of Nomad Arts class being (t)here 2019. Papers: Paper Connection‘s vintage handmade 100% cotton paper, made in England. Gelatin-sized. 90 lb. I bought...

Linked Hinge “Dream” book

The instructions for this Linked Hinge Binding came from Alisa Golden’s website, Making Handmade Books. The structure came to her in a dream! The papers came from my stash of dyed paper made last...